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New Mexico finance department admits to W-2 error – KOAT Albuquerque

Filing taxes can already be a confusing and stressful chore, and now more than 3,000 state employees are faced with an error on their W-2 forms.

The New Mexico Department of Finance sent out a letter out that states, in part, some employees W-2s did not reflect a “X” mark in box 13 for Retirement Plan.

“We looked into the issue and have fixed it, as of yesterday,” said Julia Ruetten, with the Department of Finance.

Their message to those who have already filed their taxes is don’t worry about it. They’ve cleared it with the federal government, and those individuals don’t need to refile.

“Just a missing check mark, but all of their gross income and any of their contributions that were made to medical or retirement, all of those values are correct,” said Ruetten.

They said the only mistake is a typo.

Still, the finance department does admit it made a mistake.

“It’s just a matter of taking a breath before we hit go on all of these W-2s and just making sure all of our i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed,” said Ruetten.

The department apologizes for the unnecessary concern they may have caused state employees.

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